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bug#11442: dbus uses Emacs integer as pointer, possible core dump


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#11442: dbus uses Emacs integer as pointer, possible core dump
Date: Wed, 09 May 2012 17:45:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.96 (gnu/linux)

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:
>
> Hi Paul,
>
>> The trunk version of Emacs src/dbusbind.c contains a function
>> xd_get_connection_address that does this:
>>
>>     connection = (DBusConnection *) (intptr_t) XFASTINT (val);
>>
>> This converts an Emacs integer to a pointer without checking
>> that it is actually of the proper C type.  It is possible
>> for Lisp code to mistakenly put an integer there that will
>> cause Emacs to dump core.
>
> In general, I agree with you. In the given case, it is just a pointer
> address which has been written in Fdbus_init_bus. No other place is
> expected to write such an address, but since it is a Lisp object,
> somebody could do by mistake.

Why is Vdbus_registered_buses exported to lisp?

Andreas.

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